How to install XAMPP for windows

How to Install XAMPP on Windows 10

Hello! Today we are going to know how you can install XAMPP on Windows PC. XAMPP is a free open source software that provides an easy way for web designers and developers to install the necessary components to run PHP based software like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and others on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

XAMPP = Cross Platform + Apache + MariaDB + PHP + Perl

If you’re a person trying to get into blogging, XAMPP will save you time and frustration having to manually install and configure Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl on your computer to create a test environment. In this guide, you’ll learn the step-by-step instructions to install XAMPP on your computer running Windows 10.

How to install XAMPP on Windows 10

Step 1:

Download XAMPP from Official Website.

XAMPP Installers and Downloads for Apache Friends

Step 2:

Click XAMPP for Windows. It’s a grey button near the bottom of the page. Depending on your browser, you may first have to select a save location or verify the download.

Step 3:

Double-click the downloaded file. This file should be named something like xampp-win32-7.2.4-0-VC15-installer, and you’ll find it in the default downloads location (e.g., the “Downloads” folder or the desktop).

Step 4:

Click Yes when prompted. This will open the XAMPP setup window. You may have to click OK on a warning if you have User Account Control (UAC) activated on your computer.
xampp warning windows

Step 5:

Click Next. It’s at the bottom of the setup window.

setup and install xampp

Step 6:

Select aspects of XAMPP to install. Review the list of XAMPP attributes on the left side of the window; if you see an attribute that you don’t want to install as part of XAMPP, uncheck its box. By default, all attributes are included in your XAMPP installation.

xampp componets install

Step 7:

Click Next. Uncheck the Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP and click Next.

xampp windows 10 install wizard

Step 8:

Select an installation location. Click the folder-shaped icon to the right of the current installation destination, then click a folder on your computer. If you have the UAC activated on your computer, avoid installing XAMPP in your hard drive’s folder (e.g., OS (C:)). You can select a folder (e.g., Desktop) and then click Make New Folder to create a new folder and select it as the installation destination.

xampp install path

Step 9:

During the installation, Windows will prompt you to allow certain services to communicate through the firewall. Click Allow access through the firewall for private.

Step 10:

Click Finish to complete the installation and to start using XAMPP Control Panel.

complete installed xampp windows 10 install

Step 11:

Choose your language (English or German), and click Save to complete and open XAMPP Control Panel.

xampp control panel windows 10
XAMPP Control Panel



This is how we install XAMPP in Windows 10. If you have followed all the way to here then XAMPP must be successfully installed in your Windows. If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback please write them in the comment box below so that we can improve or update our contents. Thank you! Enjoy ?

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2 thoughts on “How to Install XAMPP on Windows 10”

  1. yeah but how do you open the stupid thing. worthless junk doesn’t have an obvious “start this program” thing. Nor is it in my list of programs just a folder in the C drive. Unbelievable


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